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  Sam Garforth-Bles
Sam Garforth-Bles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bragg Creek, Alberta (Canada)

High School:
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

Height:
6-3

Birthdate:
01/18/1990

Experience:
3L

Hits:
Right


04/21/2012

Frank Snaps Streak to Keep Owls Season Going

Owls face Memphis on Sunday in Semifinals

04/18/2012

Nuesslein and Garforth-Bles earn classroom honor

Owls Place Pair on C-USA Men's Tennis All Academic Squad

04/08/2012

Surging Sooners Down Owls

Oklahoma downs Rice, 6-

04/01/2012

Owls Outlast TCU

Metroplex Sweep

03/31/2012

Doubles No Trouble, Owls Rally Past SMU

Face TCU on Sunday

04/16/2012

Final Weekend

Rice hosted Tulsa on April 13 and then celebrated Senior Day on April 15

03/20/2012

54th Rice Invitational

Action from the 54th Rice Invitational

01/16/2012

Rice Lamar 2012

The Rice men's tennis team opened the 2012 season vs. Lamar on January 14

01/03/2012

Sam Garforth-Bles

Sam Garforth-Bles


Garforth-Bles match by match
2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012
HONORS AT RICE
2012 All C-USA, first team (singles)
2012 C-USA Male Tennis Playe of the Week, March 12-18
2010 All C-USA, second team (singles)
2011 All C-USA, second team (doubles)
2009, 2010, 2011 ITA All Academic Team
2009 C-USA Commissioner's Medal
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2011-12 (Senior)
Moved into the #1 spot in the lineup at the midpoint of the year and responded with an 8-6 mark (1-4 vs. ranked opponents) and a 16-8 mark for the spring... Seven of 14 #1 matches have gone three sets (3-4 record), including four of five matches vs. ranked opponent... Posted a 6-7 singles record in the Fall... Reached the A flight singles final at the Rice Fall Invitational before falling to teammate Peter Frank... Defeated Greg Lehman of Arkanas and Maor Botwell of LSU to reach the finals.

2010-11 Season (Junior)
Finished his junior year with an 12-8 record in singles and an 11-6 mark in doubles... Teamed with Peter Frank for a 7-4 mark to earn second-team All C-USA honors in doubles... Fashioned a pair of wins over ranked opponents to rise as high as 70th in the ITA rankings by the end of the regular season... Top win was an 8-4 defeat of Texas; Kellen Damico and David Holiner when they were ranked 30th in the nation. Posted a 4-8 fall record in singles and a combined 4-4 record in doubles... Defeated Texas A&M's Daniel Brown 7-5, 6-1 to move into the quarters of the round two consolation at the USTA-ITA Regional.

2009-10 Season (Sophomore)
Led the team with a 15-7 singles record and earned second team All C-USA honors from the league's coaches...5-2 in three set matches, including a win over Philip Stephens of Tulsa to tie the C-USA Championship match at 3-3... 2-1 in the conference championship and 4-1 on the year against C-USA opponents... Also clinched the Owls' win over Tulane in the regular season...1-1 vs. ranked opponents... Posted a 6-7 record in the fal in singles and a 7-3 mark in doubles... Teamed with Dennis Polyakov to win the B Flight doubles at the Rice Invitational and reach the quarterfinals of both the Midland Invitational and Baylor HEB Invite.

2008-09 Season (Freshman)
Tied for second on the team with 16 wins in singles (16-11)... Played the majority of the year at No. 4 (8-5)... Contributed a pair of points in the Owls win at #12 Texas A&M... combined with Christian Saravia to battle back from a 6-2 deficit to win the doubles point (9-8), then won at No. 4 defeating Alexey Grigorov 6-4, 6-1... Opened the year with six consecutive wins and was ranked as high as 61 in the early portion of the season.

High School/Juniors
Graduated from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir school in Calgary, Alberta ... named Alberta's Male Provincial Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... second-ranked under 18 player in Canada ... ranked 88th by ITF ... won a combined 34 singles and doubles titles ... two-time Canadian national champion ... won ITF Costa Rica Bowl ... lost in the second round of the Junior Australian Open and also competed in Junior U.S. Open and Junior Wimbledon ... member of the Canadian Junior Davis Cup team.

Personal
Son of Tim and Fiona Garfoth-Bles ... born on January 18, 1990 ... also recruited by Notre Dame, Duke, Princeton, Northwestern, Alabama, Wake Forest, and Pepperdine ... Philosophy major... member of Martel College.

Singles Dual #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2008-09 16-11 - 1-0 2-3 8-5 5-3 -
2009-10 15-7 - - 5-3 6-3 3-1 1-0
2010-11 12-8 - - 3-4 7-4 2-0 -
2011-12 16-8 8-6 5-0 3-2 - - -
TOTAL 59-34 8-6td> 5-0 13-12 22-12 10-4 1-0

Doubles Dual #1 #2 #3
2008-09 9-12 - 2-0 7-12
2009-10 3-3 - 2-0 1-3
2010-11 11-6 - 3-1 8-5
2011-12 12-7 - - 12-7
TOTAL 35-28 - 7-1 28-27

 Member of Martel College
Martel College

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